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Definition of Adultery

Adultery

  1. The unfaithfulness of a married person to the marriage bed; sexual intercourse by a married man with another than his wife, or voluntary sexual intercourse by a married woman with another than her husband.
  2. Adulteration; corruption.
  3. Lewdness or unchastity of thought as well as act, as forbidden by the seventh commandment.
  4. Faithlessness in religion.
  5. The fine and penalty imposed for the offense of adultery.
  6. The intrusion of a person into a bishopric during the life of the bishop.
  7. Injury; degradation; ruin.

Adultery Quotations

All the commandments: You shall not commit adultery, you shall not kill, you shall not steal, you shall not covet, and so on, are summed up in this single command: You must love your neighbor as yourself.
Jesus Christ

Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man's wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act.
Saint Augustine

Adultery is the application of democracy to love.
H. L. Mencken

Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
Edmund Burke

The thing that alarms me is that there are so many clergymen who say that the so-called 'new morality' is all right. They say we're living in a new generation; let's be relevant, let's change God's law. Let's say that adultery is all right under certain circumstances; fornication's all right under certain circumstances. If it's 'meaningful.'
Billy Graham
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Adultery Translations

adultery in Dutch is echtbreuk, overspel
adultery in German is Ehebruch
adultery in Italian is adulterio, adulterino
adultery in Spanish is adulterio

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